Pulp and paper industry a growing sector for drones

Menlo Park, California - Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence solution provider, says 270 companies are now using its drone-based aerial intelligence platform at a record pace. In 2019, its customers flew 50,000 missions, bringing the total to 127,000 since the company was founded in 2013.

A total of 10.6 million images were captured in 2019, bringing the total to 25.4 million images across the company’s history and 1.36 million acres were surveyed in 2019, bringing the total to 4.38 million.

Kespry is now used by many of the world’s largest mining, aggregates, construction, insurance, pulp and paper, and roofing companies, including Colas, Lafarge, Grinnell Mutual, Lehigh Hanson/Heidelberg, Midsouth Aggregates, Oldcastle, Shelly, Titan America, XAP 360, and Zellstoff Celgar.

The company has expanded its user options with a new platform pricing model designed to meet the expanding enterprise aerial intelligence requirements of multi-site clients. In addition, Kespry customers now have the ability to go with Kespry-managed drone hardware or work with their partner DroneBase to expand aerial analytics implementations across their worksites. DroneBase can either manage customers’ Kespry deployments or have Drone - Base’s global pilot network fly their missions, which can be turned around in 48-72 hours.

“We’ve made it easier than ever to implement Kespry across large industrial worksites,” said George Mathew, CEO. “The tremendous traction we’re experiencing reflects that ease of deployment and the elevated productivity, efficiency and safety our drone-based aerial intelligence platform continues providing. We’re seeing serious expansion across our accounts as we continue increasing the flexibility of how customers can integrate and deploy Kespry at enterprise scale.”

The benefits Kespry customers are experiencing are significant. Kespry enables them to more frequently survey their sites on demand and achieve greater data accuracy while reducing discrepancies and rework. The majority of Kespry customers survey their sites monthly or weekly, with more than a third now engaged in large-scale surveys of 15 or more sites.


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